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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor
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How many different words
can you make using some of
the letters in the word
Most of a housefly’s
head is covered by
its eyes. Houseflies
eyes, which means
that each eye is
actually made up of
3,000 to 6,000
Each simple eye has its own nerve and six-sided lens.
When a housefly looks at an object, it doesn’t see one
smooth picture, but a mosaic made up of thousands of
pieces of that picture.
Compound eyes permit a
fly to see in many directions
at once. Each lens points
in a slightly different
direction, making it possible
for a housefly to see above,
below and to the sides, as
well as to the front. That is
why it is hard to sneak up
on a housefly!
How many flies can you
find on today’s page in 60
seconds? Have a friend
try. Who found more?
How does a housefly walk
upside down on a ceiling and
straight up slick glass
At the end of
a fly’s foot are
two tiny, sticky
and two claws.
The claws help
grab onto rough surfaces and
the pulvilli allow the fly to
stick to smooth surfaces.
Jeff Schinkel, Graphics
Do the math to find out which part of
the housefly’s body senses each of the
lives for about
1 - 3 words = Grounded
4 - 7 words = Fine Flyer
8 - 11 words = Boss Buzzer
12 - 15 words = Wonder Wings
16 + words = Super Fly!
• three adjectives
• something a
housefly might eat
• numbers that add
up to the number
of days a housefly
• three things that
Houseflies have no teeth. Everything they eat
must be liquefied. If a housefly wants to eat
something solid, such as a sugar crystal, it must
first dissolve the food with saliva. Then it can
suck the liquid up its proboscis. The proboscis
is a hollow tube that extends out of its mouth.
Help this fly climb
up the wall.
Houseflies eat all kinds of things—manure,
garbage, human food and dead, decaying
animals. That’s why it’s important to keep houseflies away
from your food; they can leave behind germs.
Standards Link: Life Science: Students know that living organisms have distinct structures and
body systems that serve specific functions in growth, survival and reproduction.
This is the story about a lady who
swallows a fly, spider, bird, cat,
dog, goat, cow and horse. Do you
think she lives?
Unscramble the title of this book.
Then, check it out at your local
library this summer!
Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Read age-appropriate texts in a variety of genres.
Research: Use the newspaper
to locate information.
Find the words in the puzzle,
then in this week’s Kid Scoop
stories and activities.
D N S Y A T O U C H
O O P L S S
U F N G M Y
N T C E N P O G G Y
E C L S O F N W E E
D U P U L V
L S N O E L P M I
O D A H S E S N E S
G L M O S A I
C T H
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
Don’t share toothbrushes. People with
compromised immune systems or who are sick with
something they could pass on to another person
should take special care to use only their own
Celebrating 6 Years of offering the
Florence Community Dental Care
Dr. Chad Clement
1256 Bay St. Old Town Florence
ANSWER: They don’t want to strain themselves.
Keep Your Toothbrush Clean
One meaning of the noun
lens is the clear part of the
eye that brings together the
rays of light needed for sight.
Each housefly eye has
thousands of lenses.
Try to use the word LENS
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
and family members.
A Fly on the Wall
Look through the newspaper for words that
make up compound words. Cut these words
out and glue them onto another piece of
paper to make compound words. Can you
make more than ten compound words?
Standards Link: Spelling: Students understand that compound
words are composed of two separate words.
Complete the grid by using all the
letters in the word FLIES in each
vertical and horizontal row. Each letter
should only be used once in each row.
Some spaces have been filled in for you.
If you could be a fly on the
wall, hearing and watching
others without their knowing,
where would you go and what
would you like to watch?
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